Rangers could have made 100 times what they paid for Glen Kamara last summer, according to Zarema Salikhova, the wife of Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun [Soccer.ru].
Kamara has been the subject of lots of transfer speculation over the past year due to his strong performances in both the Premiership and the Europa League, while he’s now shining on the big stage at Euro 2020 with Finland.
Premier League sides such as Brighton, Leeds United and Southampton have all been credited with interest [Daily Mail], while his former club Arsenal are also said to be monitoring his progress.
Arsenal like Yves Bissouma…he is very high on their wanted list. The player is also believed to want the move…the Gunners are also keeping an eye on Donny van de Beek, Glen Kamara and Ebrima Darboe.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) June 12, 2021
However, it appears that there was also serious interest in the 25-year-old from Russia, as early as last summer.
In fact, Salikhova has claimed that Spartak came close to landing Kamara.
“The footballer was ready to move,” she told Soccer.ru. “In the course of negotiations, the price was brought down to five million. His family live in Finland. He really wanted to play closer to home.”
“I think he would he have strengthened Spartak.”
Had a £5m transfer gone through, Rangers would have received a whopping 100 times the £50,000 they paid Dundee to sign Kamara in January 2019.
That would have been a real transfer success story for the club but there’s every chance that on the basis of his performances over the last 12 months, an even greater profit will be achieved when he does move on.
Kamara is under contract until 2023 so Rangers remain in a relatively strong negotiating position, but if he stays beyond this window without signing an extension, his value could start to depreciate.